01 Dec '16, 10pm

13 women graduate from the Army's first integrated armor officer course

13 women graduate from the Army's first integrated armor officer course

Thirteen female officers are among the 65 lieutenants to graduate from the Army's first integrated Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, the Maneuver Center of Excellence announced on Thursday. The women will follow up the 19-week course with the Army Reconnaissance Course and stints at Ranger, Stryker, Airborne or other schools before reporting to their platoons next summer, officials said. "As long as you’ve got the heart and motivation, any soldier can succeed," Command Sgt. Maj. John Woodson, ABOLC's senior enlisted leader, said in a press conference at Fort Benning, Georgia. "It doesn’t matter what gender you are. These 13 females, and the males, all proved that they can work together and accomplish the mission." The women represent another milestone on the Army's path to full gender integration, following the first women to complete Ranger school in summer 2015 and the ...

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